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Hawaiian Airlines to suspend most long-haul passenger service

Hawaiian Airlines, in preparation for a 14-day government quarantine order for all Hawai‘i arrivals set to begin Thursday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, today announced it will maintain its regular flight schedule through Wednesday to allow guests to return home and to accommodate the repa...

Emirates suspends passenger operations by 25 March, retains cargo operations

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Emirates and dnata have been adapting operations in line with regulatory directives as well as travel demand. The airline has aimed to maintain passenger flights for as long as feasible to help travellers return home amidst an increasing number of travel bans, r...


Etihad Airways flights to Beijing to operate with stop in Xi An

Due to the global spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, the health and aviation authorities of the People’s Republic of China have issued a directive to all international airlines flying to Beijing, instructing them to land in another designated airport in China before continuing to the capital. Effective from Sunday 22 March, Etihad Airways services to Beijing will stop in the city o...

IATA Thanks Regulators for Flexibility, Urges Others to Follow Suit

The International Air Transport Association welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators to provide flexibility to airlines and flight crew during the COVID-19 crisis. “Safety is the industry’s top priority. Countries have a well-established licensing system to ensure this. Airlines and their employees are facing an unprecedented challenge in coping with the business and ope...

Caribbean Airlines Restricts International Flights But Domestic Operations Continues

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that effective 12.01 a.m. on Monday March 23, 2020 the borders of Trinidad and Tobago will be closed to all international commercial services until further notice. Consequently, Caribbean Airlines must restrict its international flights. However, at this time its domestic operations will continue. Customers holding tickets for international...

easyJet to ground majority of fleet from 24 March

Following the country lockdowns, travel restrictions and changes to travel advice across its network, easyJet has taken the decision to ground the majority of its fleet of aircraft from Tuesday 24 March onwards.  weasyJet will continue to operate rescue flights as required to repatriate customers and anticipate most of our rescue operations to be completed by Monday 23 March.  ...

In a difficult economic environment Lufthansa Group achieves adjusted EBIT of 2 billion euros

Corona crisis: Drastic cuts in Lufthansa Group flight operations / numerous special relief flights planned and carried out Due to entry restrictions in many countries and a collapse in demand, the Lufthansa Group was forced to make drastic cutbacks in its flight operations. Air Dolomiti conducted its last flight for the time being yesterday, 18 March. Today the last regular scheduled flight of...

Star Air Enters Rajasthan Skies

Star Air, a regional commuter airline, which has grown fabulously in the very first year of its operations, recently added another feather to its cap. On 16th March 2020, Star Air made history by becoming the India's first airline to start direct flight services between Indore (Madhya Pradesh) and Kishangarh (Ajmer - Rajasthan) under the popular RCS-UDAN scheme.  ...

Austrian Temporarily Terminates Regular Flight Operations as of Wednesday

Austrian Airlines decided to temporarily terminate all regular flight operations starting Wednesday night, March 18, 2020. This move is in response to entry bans being imposed across the globe and a rapid decline in demand for air travel. The last flight for the time being departing from Chicago with the flight number OS 066 will land in Vienna on March 19, 2020 in the morning hours. Up until then...

Airlines call for extraordinary support -oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance

On behalf of their member airlines, the three global airline alliances oneworld®, SkyTeam and Star Alliance are jointly calling on governments and stakeholders to take action to alleviate the unprecedented challenges faced by the global airline industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The three global alliances, which represent almost 60 airlines around the world that contribute more than hal...

SAS temporarily halt most of the traffic

As an effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and the measures that authorities have taken, the demand for international air travel is essentially non-existent. Therefore, SAS has made the decision to temporarily halt most of its traffic starting Monday March 16 until there are yet again conditions to conduct commercial aviation. With consideration to our customers SAS will within the ne...

airBaltic Suspends All Flight Operations from March 17

The Government of the Republic of Latvia made a decision to tighten the security measures and suspend international air traffic starting on March 17 in order to limit the spread of Coronavirus. All airBaltic connections will be temporarily suspended starting on March 17 until April 14, 2020 inclusive, including operations of airBaltic from Estonia and Lithuania. Martin Gauss...

La Compagnie Suspends Operations From March 19 To April 12

French boutique airline La Compagnie is forced to reassess its flight schedule for the upcoming months. As such, La Compagnie will continue to operate its normal schedule of flights through March 18th to ensure French and American passengers who are currently traveling are able to return to their destination of origin. However, only American citizens and permanent legal residents and their fa...

EU Suspension of Slot Use Rules

The European Commission is granting the temporary suspension until June 2020 of the 80-20 “use it or lose it” rule for airport slots. The decision reflects the unprecedented situation facing the airline industry. However, granting the suspension only until June is the very minimum the industry needs, and a decision on a full suspension until October will be needed within the...

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New player on cargo transportation market - Avion Express

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British Airways joins the community fight against COVID-19

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Russia suspends air flights with other countries

Chairman of Russia’s Government Mikhail Mishustin on Thursday ordered the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) to cease regular and charter flights from Russian airports to foreign countr...

Lufthansa Group extends repatriation flight schedule until 3 May

Due to the continuing travel restrictions, Lufthansa decided to extend its repatriation flight schedule, which was originally scheduled to run until 19 April, until 3 May. This also means that al...

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airBaltic Carries Face Masks and Respirators to Latvia

After a request from National Health Service of the Republic of Latvia this weekend airBaltic performed a special cargo flight to and from Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport...